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Final Cut Pro Efficient Editing - Second Edition

By : Iain Anderson
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Final Cut Pro Efficient Editing - Second Edition

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By: Iain Anderson

Overview of this book

Elevate your video editing skills with Final Cut Pro 10.7.1, the ultimate tool for efficient and professional editing, offering powerful new features to enhance your workflow and give your videos a stunning look. The second edition of this comprehensive guide covers exciting new features in FCP, teaching you how to streamline your workflow with customizable workspaces, shortcuts, and advanced trimming tools. Explore best-in-class titles and a comprehensive suite of visual effects in Final Cut Pro for dynamic videos, create a great-sounding mix with Final Cut Pro's audio tools, and utilize the magnetic timeline, multicam editing, and advanced color correction for every project. Whether you're creating content for social media, YouTube, or Hollywood, Final Cut Pro Efficient Editing, Second Edition is your ultimate guide to professional video editing. Get your copy today and take your video editing skills to the next level.
Table of Contents (23 chapters)
PART 1: Importing and Organizing
PART 2: Rough Cut to Fine Cut
PART 3: Finishing and Exporting

Playback shortcuts

The spacebar (play/pause) is a great shortcut to start with, and as it’s the largest key on the keyboard, it’s easy to hit. But you’ll need to know about a few more keys too because just starting and stopping playback isn’t enough. To review a lot of footage, you might need to play it back much faster than normal. Conversely, when you need to be specific about the exact frame you want, you might want to play it back much slower. All that and more is coming right up.

Basic shortcuts

J, K, and L are the three keys you should mash firmly into your brain:

  • L plays forward.
  • K pauses.
  • J plays backward:
Figure 4.16: J, K, L: the keys you want to use every day

Figure 4.16: J, K, L: the keys you want to use every day

These keys work in the Viewer, in the Timeline, and even in QuickTime Player — they’re probably the most important shortcuts you’ll learn today. You can use these with your left or right hand, in combination with...